Software quality trade-offs: A systematic map
|Document type:||Journal Articles|
|Author(s):||Sebastian Barney, Kai Petersen, Mikael Svahnberg, Aybueke Aurum, Hamish Barney|
|Title:||Software quality trade-offs: A systematic map|
|Journal:||Information and Software Technology|
|Organization:||Blekinge Institute of Technology|
|Department:||School of Computing (Sektionen för datavetenskap och kommunikation)
School of Computing S-371 79 Karlskrona
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|Abstract:||Background: Software quality is complex with over investment, under investment and the interplay between aspects often being overlooked as many researchers aim to advance individual aspects of software quality.
Aim: This paper aims to provide a consolidated overview the literature that addresses trade-offs between aspects of software product quality.
Method: A systematic literature map is employed to provide an overview of software quality trade-off literature in general. Specific analysis is also done of empirical literature addressing the topic.
Results: The results show a wide range of solution proposals being considered. However, there is insufficient empirical evidence to adequately evaluate and compare these proposals. Further a very large vocabulary has been found to describe software quality.
Conclusion: Greater empirical research is required to sufficiently evaluate and compare the wide range of solution proposals. This will allow researchers to focus on the proposals showing greater signs of success and better support industrial practitioners.
|Keywords:||Software engineering, Software quality, Trade-off approaches|